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Long Eaton United
Basford United
Full time
S Hendrie (46'), R Doolan (56')
Wed 18 Mar 19:45 - The Midland Football League - Premier Division Attendance 143

Basford win at Long Eaton

A fabulous team performance by Basford saw 3 big points delivered in a 2-0 away win at Grange Park v title contenders Long Eaton last night in the MRL

In a disciplined performance it was the cutting edge of Basfords fire power that proved the difference between two good teams.
A goal of sublime quality from Stuart Hendrie on the stroke of HT proved the knock out blow. Latching onto a long through ball you would get short odds on anyone holding off the pace of our ex defender David Boafo. Hendrie not only did this, but had the presence of mind to strike on goal early from the angle, that caught out Long Eaton keeper Scott Low for a great strike on 45 min.
Hendrie was always heavily involved in goal number 2 on 56 minutes as he linked well with Ruben Wiggins-Thomas to square for Robson Doolan to net for 2-0 and spark wild celebrations. Long Eaton gave a strong performance but couldn't convert the chances that came their way, although Basfords defending was nothing short of brilliant, but all in all Basford well deserving of a fine victory. It would be foolish to say the title now is a two horse race as still 9 plus games for most of the contenders and no gimme games in the MFL.
With Basford entertaining Walsall Wood Sat then without question it has to be the same level of standard against another excellent team.

Basford would like to thank a good sized following for making the journey last night, it made all the difference to the lads and it would be great for the same vocal support Sat at Greenwich Avenue 3pm v Walsall.

Key moments

45:00 +1:00
Goal Stuart Hendrie scores for Basford United
56:00
Goal Robson Doolan scores for Basford United
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As it happened

  • Long Eaton United
  • Basford United
  • 0
  • Stuart Hendrie Goal 45:00 +1:00'
  • Robson Doolan Goal 56:00'
  • Ben Fairclough Sub On 67:00'

Team selection

Deeney, Saul Deeney, Saul
McNicholas, Jamie McNicholas, Jamie
Fletcher, Daniel Fletcher, Daniel
Shannon-Lewis, Tyrell Shannon-Lewis, Tyrell
Miekle, Dion Miekle, Dion
Darkin, Robert Darkin, Robert
Doolan, Robson Doolan, Robson
Hendrie, Lee Hendrie, Lee
Hendrie, Stuart Hendrie, Stuart
Thornton, Josh Thornton, Josh
Wiggins-Thomas, Reuben Wiggins-Thomas, Reuben
Basford United
  • 1. Saul Deeney
  • 2. Jamie McNicholas
  • 3. Daniel Fletcher
  • 4. Dion Miekle
  • 5. Robert Darkin (c)
  • 6. Robson Doolan
  • 7. Josh Thornton
  • 8. Lee Hendrie
  • 9. Tyrell Shannon-Lewis
  • 10. Stuart Hendrie
  • 11. Reuben Wiggins-Thomas
  • 12. Fabian Smith
  • 13. Courey Grantham
  • 14. Jahred Russell
  • 15. Ryan Whitehurst
  • 16. Ben Fairclough

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Basford United 42 95
2. Coleshill Town 42 89
3. Long Eaton United 42 80
4. Walsall Wood 42 79
5. Kirkby Muxloe 42 76
6. Lye Town 42 72
7. AFC Wulfrunians 42 69

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